Clifford Ormsby: "...I started with this great breed when you could buy a Pit Bull pup for $5.00. Many times this pup had flat feet, narrow chest, no brisket, bowed legs, fiddle front, cow-hocks, was undershot and had an unreliable temperament. You could shop around and find some desirable ones but it was a problem to find good dominant breeders of quality...."

Clifford Ormsby with Ormsby's Madge

Clifford Ormsby:" Madge had the typical spirit and disposition to match her conformation. Strays lasted but a short time with her, but she was fool-proof around any children no matter how savage the child...."

Tudor's Jack II

X-Pert Torpedo

Tudor's Black Jack 16xW & Cunningham's Nellie

Earl Tudor with Tudor's Black Jack 16xW

Delihant's Paddy 5xW

Charlie Lloyd with Lloyd's Pilot

X-Pert Bassett's Nigger

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The X-Pert bloodline is one of oldest in Am Staffs. It was started in 1930 by Clifford & Alberta Ormsby. They lived in Hornell, NY. Clifford Ormsby was 25 years old, Alberta was 22 when they began their breeding program. Foundation bitch of the X-Pert family is Ormsby's Madge. Clifford bought her in Texas. 

Dorothy Ormsby with Ormsby's Madge

She was sired by famous pitbull Bennett's Mack, who was also known as Corrington's Mack C. Bennett's Mack was Corrington breeding. His bloods was a cross of Smith & Tudor's lines. Both lines had influence of old Henry bloodline, that was developed by Frank G.Henry in 1890's. But Tudor's dogs were mostly black part of the Henry line, when Charles Smith's dogs were more of the red part of the Henry line and more outcrossed than Tudor's. Tudor's part of Bennett's Mack pedigree was Tudor's Jack II, son of the great Tudor's Black Jack 16xW. In 1930's Tudor's gamedogs were as a sign of success. Earl Tudor of Oklahoma, or Oklahoma Kid as most dogmen of that time called him,  was just 22 years old in 1915 when he won with Jack Swift. Earl became well known dogman all over the country in 1920's with his 16 times winner Black Jack dog and 9 times winner Black Jack Jr. There were many breeders in that time who decide to use Tudor's stuff in their breedings. Corrington was one of these breeders of that time. Ok, back to Ormsby's Madge... Her dam was Bennett's Queen, a cross of Hogan's & Pitts' lines. Hogan line was built on Henry blood. Some of Charles Smith's breedings are behind Hogan's too. Pitts' line was mostly old Colby's bloods with some Henry. So, here is Madge's pedigree.

 BENNETT'S MACK       CORRINGTON'S TIGER JIM JR  CORRINGTON'S TIGER JIM
 PARKVIEW CATRINA
 CORRINGTON'S MAE ROSE  TUDOR'S JACK II
 CORRINGTON'S JENNY QUEEN
 BENNETT'S QUEEN  HOGAN'S NIGGER  FOX NAPOLEAN BOB 2XW
 HOGAN'S HESTER
 SHARON MADGE  PITTS' DUKE
 PITTS' BEBE

Foundation dog of the X-Pert strain is X-Pert Torpedo. He was black-brindle colored, stocky boy. Torpedo was born in 1929. Ormsby's bought him in Kansas. Torpedo was the first dog with the X-Pert prefix. This black-brindle boy was by Van Vliet's B Grenadier out of Van Vliet's Great Labelle. He was linebred Tudor's. Torpedo was a grandson of famous pit dogs Price's Butcher Boy and Tudor's King. That Butcher Boy is great-grandson of Tudor's Supreme (littermate of famous Tudor's Black Jack Jr).

Tudor's Supreme

It was very interesting choice for Cliff to make Tudor's blood more influential in the X-Pert breeding program. Just look at Torpedo's dam pedigree

 TUDOR'S KING   TUDOR'S JACK II  TUDOR'S BLACK JACK 16XW
 WALKER'S TESSIBLE
 TUDOR'S TEXAS TESS  FOX NAPOLEAN BOB 2XW
 TUDOR'S BLACK STAR III
 HART'S RUMPUS BONNIE  CALLANT RUMPUS  DUGAN PAT
 COLLIER'S LITTLE BIT
 CALLANT PATSY  MCCOY'S TONY
 TUDOR'S BLACKJACK QUEEN

If we look deeper into Tudor's pedigrees, we will find out that Henry bloodline went back to linebred on Charlie Lloyd's import Lloyd's Pilot pedigrees and old Gas House strain. Lloyd's Pilot was whelped in 1878 in England. Foundation dog of the Henry bloodline was Henry's Red Toddy, son of Delihant's Monkey 11xW. Monkey was littermate of Delihant's Paddy 5xW. These 2 Delihant dogs played very important role in Tudor's Black Jack 16xW pedigree.

Tudor's Black Jack 16xW

 BLACK TIGE   BLUE MIKE  WICHITA MIKE
 MISS BLUE
 LADY LEE  NEMO
 JUDA
 BLACKWELL MOLLIE-W  SWINEFORD'S KING PADDY  DELIHANT'S PADDY 5XW
 SWINEFORD'S DUCHESS
 BILLIE BURKE  SWINEFORD'S KING PADDY
 SWINEFORD'S ANGRY AGGIE

Tudor's Black Jack 16xW pedigree goes back to Delihant's Monkey 11xW through Black Tige, and to Delihant's Paddy 5xW through Mollie W. As you see, Mollie-W was inbred King Paddy bitch. Famous dog King Paddy was bred and owned by Lloyd Swineford of Ashland, Ohio. In 1900 Lloyd began his breeding program. He was 21 years old. He used Henry, Colby, Burke bloods. But he had real success when he begin to use Delihant's Paddy on his bitches. 3 Swineford's Kings - Swineford's King Brandy 5xW (out of Swineford's Old Peg), Swineford's King Tarry 5xW (out of Henry's Hornet) and Swineford's King Paddy (out of Swineford's Duchess) made him famous. Lloyd was interested in making absolutely universal dog.

"Don't let anybody tell you that fighting is all they are intended for. Remember it takes a real dog to guard your home, your wife and kids. A game pit bull terrier is onу to turn the trick. My strain combines good look and gameness." - Lloyd Swineford.

Swineford's King Paddy

Swineford's King Paddy won first prize at Cleveland Fanciers Club Show in 1913! The pit bull terriers had no class there, and King Paddy, his son and half-sister, all competed with english bull terriers.

Ok, back to Delihant Monkey 11xW and Paddy 5xW. Both were by Feeley's Jessie out of Delihant's Crazy Kate 5xW. Feeley's Jessie was from Con Feeley bloodline. Con Feeley, who lived in Chicago, was well known gamedog breeder, some of his pedigrees went back to Lloyd's Pilot. Of course Feeley's Jessie was one of these dogs. Here is his pedigree. 

 FEELEY'S LAME JESSE   FEELEY'S OLD JESSE  LLOYD'S PILOT 1XW 1XL
 DAILEY NETTLE
 DAILEY OTTAWA BITCH  FEELEY'S OLD JESSE
 DAILEY OLD BITCH
 DELIHANT'S PEGGY  FEELEY'S OTTAWA PHIL  FEELEY'S JIM
 FEELEY'S NELLIE
 MARSH IRONDALE BITCH  MORSE'S BRINDLE
 MCCOLLOUGH'S RED BITCH

Delihant's Crazy Kate 5xW was Dr Propeck breeding. Propeck had bitch of Kennedy line, that went back to Lloyd's Pilot and Harry Jennings Brindle Bitch. He bred her to Tony Thornton stud, Thornton's Brooks, grandson of Lloyd's Pilot. Here is Delihant's Crazy Kate 5xW pedigree.

 THORNTON'S BROOKS   THORNTON'S THE PIG  LLOYD'S PILOT 1XW 1XL
 LLOYD'S PANSY
 OHARA'S ROSE  OHARA'S MONK
 REDDIN'S BITCH
 PROPECK'S SPORT  KENNEDY'S CONSUMPTION  WOODARD'S BILLY
 KENNEDY'S KATE (by LLOYD'S PILOT)
 FARMER'S KATE (A)  WOODARD'S BILLY
 KENNEDY'S KATE (by LLOYD'S PILOT)

So, Ormsby's foundation was based on strong Tudor's & Smith's bloods that is in fact old Henry Bloodline, which roots went back to Charlie Lloyd's Pilot and old Gas House strain. And it was a great choice. Confirmation to these words was a litter by Torpedo out of Madge. Puppies were just beautiful, black & black-brindle colored, with strong Henry influence. Most famous of them were X-Pert Black Jack and X-Pert Black Queen. 

Here is the pedigree.

 X-PERT TORPEDO   VAN VLIET'S BLACK GRENADIER  PRICE'S BUTCHER BOY
 LEADMAN'S BLACK QUEEN
 VAN VLIET'S GREAT LABELLE  TUDOR'S KING
 HART'S RUMPUS BONNIE
 ORMSBY'S MADGE  BENNETT'S MACK  CORRINGTON'S TIGER JIM JR
 CORRINGTON'S MAE ROSE
 BENNETT'S QUEEN  HOGAN'S NIGGER
 SHARON MADGE

It is also important to tell about X-Pert Bassett's Nigger. Clifford purchased him in 1933. Nigger was black colored boy with uncropped ears. He was born in April 1, 1933. Nigger was without white markings. Nigger's sire was Bassett's Black Clinker, Nigger's dam was Dutcher's Black Bess. As you see Nigger was the dog of Capt. C. Bassett's linebreeding. And many of the Bassett dogs went back to some circus dogs bred by a man named Heise. Heise's pedigrees went back to famous Midnight dog.

 

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